The Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California
This is definitely worth a wander. With a plethora of choices there's bound to be a something for everyone. And keep your eye out for other kiddie gems like this Sticker Planet.
Also note that next door, is a fantastic outdoor mall in case shopping is in your future. And bonus, you can get around on this free double-decker trolley.
Koo Koo Roo
They say "Life Unfried." I say "Real roasted chicken. Real, fresh veg, gently cooked. And it showed up at our table before Spud could yelp 'I'm starving'."
It also happens to be a 2 minute walk from the lovely Ambrose Hotel where we stayed.
The menu is so simple. They have burgers. Cheese burgers. And doubles. And that's about it, apart from fries and various beverages. Simple. And good. It's fast food. No doubt about that. But it's closer to the type of thing you'd make at home than you get at the golden arches.
Bubba Gumps Shrimp Co
Shrimp like crazy. Fun service. Good choices for kids. We stopped here for lunch on our Santa Monica Pier day.